Has a year really passed, since I last blogged?
So much has happened in that year, and almost all of it was good. I do have one sad note to share. When I first came up with the grand idea of creating my own website (www.annlisterpublications.com) to promote and sell my novels, an old high school classmate approached me and offered her time and computer expertise to do the job. Laura J. Scott put up with all my questions, the many changes I asked her to do on a moments notice, and never once complained or rolled her eyes. She was not only an old friend from my past, but a huge supporter of my writing. Sadly, in late July, Laura passed away suddenly; leaving us all to struggle with a tremendous sense of loss. And as I sit staring in utter confusion at the templates to my website, I find myself wishing she were here to help guide me through the process of managing it. I bet she’s laughing at me right now and reminding me how I should have paid more attention to her instructions when she was doing the job. Knowing she’s doing that, makes me smile. It’s difficult not to miss someone as special as Laura, but I am so very grateful to have had her in my life, even for such a brief period of time. My website will continue in her memory, with new updates, links, and more to be announced in the days to come. She will be missed.
And on a brighter note?
As we drift into another Fall season, I also have some fantastic news to share. The Kindle sales for my three published titles are through the roof! I broke new sales records in August and September is already surpassing August. So, for all you Kindle owners that are buying my books….I thank you from the bottom of my heart. I would also like to encourage my readers to leave a review on Amazon. If you enjoyed my books, tell everyone why and perhaps someone else can be entertained with my work.
What’s up next for release?
Well, I have a fourth novel, titled: “An Early Spring”, due in the Spring of 2012. This story takes place high in the Rocky Mountains at one of Colorado’s world-class ski resorts. While trapped inside a mountainside cabin during a blizzard, Nick, a Search-and Rescue Team Member at the resort, attempts to nurse an injured ‘city girl’ back to health. Hours alone together turn into days; as the storm continues to bury the cabin in a thick blanket of white, and feelings begin to grow. But can a relationship exist beyond a cabin fever romance, between a ‘city girl’ that hates the outdoors and a ‘mountain man’ that wouldn’t consider living anywhere else? Being snow bound never felt so hot!
What do I have in the works?
For those of you that loved the characters in my first novel, “Sheet Music: A Rock ‘n’ Roll Love Story”, you will see the return of a few of them in my current work in progress, titled: “Covered In Lace”. You may remember Lacy Sheridan, one of the founding members of a female rock band called Lace. I loved creating the character of Lacy and decided she deserved her own story. In “Covered in Lace”, I’ve given her the chance to find true love, like Annie Logan and Michael Wade did in “Sheet Music”. There will be more on-the-road and backstage musician antics and Michael and Annie return, too. Stay tuned for a future release date for “Covered In Lace”! I can not wait to share that story with you!
The very best to you all and I promise to blog again, soon!